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Rush’s Geddy Lee promoting memoir with U.K. spoken word tour

Harper CollinsRush’s Geddy Lee is getting ready to release his new memoir, My Effin’ Life, on November 14, and he’ll be heading to the U.K. to promote it with a new spoken word tour.  

Kicking off December 10 in Wolverhampton, England, the shows will …

Yes kicks off career-spanning Classic Tales of Yes tour

Photo Credit: Gottlieb Bros.Yes kicked off a new leg of their Classic Tales of Yes tour on Thursday, September 21, in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, and the band, made up of Steve Howe, Geoff Downes, Jon Davison, Billy Sherwood and Jay Schellen, are certain …

Olivia Newton-John’s ‘Totally Hot’ being rereleased in November

UMeThe late Olivia Newton-John’s hit 1978 album, Totally Hot, is getting a rerelease.

Totally Hot was the star’s first album to be RIAA-certified Platinum; that particular award had just been established in 1976. It’s no surprise that Totally Hot reac…

‘Queen The Greatest Live’ – Episode 34: “Freddie Mercury”

Queen Production Ltd.Queen frontman Freddie Mercury has often been hailed as one of the greatest frontmen in rock ‘n’ roll, and that was certainly apparent to anyone who ever got to see him perform live with the band. Well, now Queen is giving fans ins…

Carlos Santana ready to tell his story with new doc, ‘Carlos’

Sony Pictures Classic/Trafalgar ReleasingCarlos Santana looks back at his life and career in the new documentary Carlos, and after 50 years in the business, he tells ABC Audio that making the documentary “was a long time coming.” 

“A lot of people app…

Phil Collins is having a moment: “In The Air Tonight” is everywhere

RhinoAs the saying goes, “One is random, two is a coincidence, three times is a trend,” so welcome to the Phil Collins trend.

Specifically, the Rock & Roll Hall of Famer’s debut solo single, “In The Air Tonight,” is suddenly everywhere. First, Sean “D…

Ringo Starr takes a tumble onstage in New Mexico

ABC/ Heidi GutmanRingo Starr took a little tumble onstage during a concert in New Mexico on Wednesday.

Video posted by TMZ shows The Beatles legend walking up some stairs to return to the stage; as he heads toward his microphone, he trips, hitting the…

Duran Duran drop new ‘Danse Macabre’ track, “Black Moonlight”

Tape Modern via BMGDuran Duran is back with more new music. The Rock & Roll Hall of Famers just dropped the new single “Black Moonlight” from their upcoming album, Danse Macabre, which comes out October 27.

The tune reunites them with their original g…

Barry Manilow to break Elvis Presley’s Las Vegas record this weekend

Bruce Glikas/WireImageBarry Manilow is starting a run of shows September 21 as part of his Las Vegas residency. By the time he’s finished, he will have broken Elvis Presley’s record for most performances at the venue. 

The late King of Rock ‘n’ Roll d…

KISS’ Gene Simmons autographs Funko collectables for charity

ABC/Donna Svennevik

KISS Gene Simmons is giving fans a shot at purchasing some unique collectables, and it’s all for a good cause.

The Rock & Roll Hall of Famer has signed some Funko figures and sets, with all the proceeds going to the charity Mending Kids, which provides free lifesaving surgical care to sick children worldwide.

Items currently up for bid include a one-of-a-kind KISS Funko Jumbo 10-inch The Demon, a figure with Simmons’ KISS makeup and a tongue sticking out, just like the iconic rocker. There’s also a one-of-a-kind signed Pop! Yourself Gene Simmons of KISS figure, which has the rocker without the KISS makeup.

Some of the other collectables in the charity auction include: a KISS Deluxe Moment Alive II Tour 1978 set, featuring collectables of the whole band; a KISS Deluxe Album Destroyer set, with figures of all band members and the album cover art; plus autographed 4-inch versions of The Demon.

In a video showing him signing the 10-inch Demon collectable, Simmons reassures fans that all the money raised will go to the organization.

“Literally no money for administration, none of it’s gonna be taken for lunch for the people that work there,” he says. “Everybody contributes their time for free so that children who don’t have insurance and are not lucky, who don’t have money are still gonna get the operations they need.”

Bidding on eBay is open now and ends Sunday, September 24.

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Devo previews new box set with remastered “Post Post-Modern Man”

RhinoDevo is giving fans another preview of their career-spanning box set, 50 Years of De-Evolution: 1973-2023.

The band has just shared a remastered version of their 1990 song “Post Post-Modern Man” to streaming services for the first time. It’s the …

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